Horoscopes (song)

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Republic of Ireland "Horoscopes"
Eurovision Song Contest 1981 entry
Country Ireland
Artist(s) Irene McCoubrey,
Marion Fossett,
Frances Campbell
As Sheeba
Language English
Composer(s) Jim Kelly
Lyricist(s) Joe Burkett
Conductor Noel Kelehan
Finals performance
Final result 5th
Final points 105
Appearance chronology
◄ "What's Another Year" (1980)   
"Here Today Gone Tomorrow" (1982) ►

"Horoscopes" was the Irish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1981, performed in English by Sheeba.

The song is an up-tempo number, with the girls singing about the fascination some people have with horoscopes and star signs. They explain that this is "crazy, crazy", because "It's we, not the stars above, who write our horoscopes". In other words, life is what we make of it, and not what a horoscope tells us ("Success comes from what we do, not from what we're told").
The three singers wore revealing green dresses during the performance.

The song was performed twelfth on the night, following the Netherlands' Linda Williams with "Het is een wonder" and preceding Norway's Finn Kalvik with "Aldri i livet". At the close of voting, it had received 105 points, placing 5th in a field of 20.

It was succeeded as Irish representative at the 1982 Contest by The Duskeys with "Here Today Gone Tomorrow".

See also[edit]

Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1981